Heilig-Meyers Furniture Co.
Acquired : 2000
Activities : Trunks, leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, accessories, sunglasses
Parent Company : Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
Stockists : 1,095 locations
Origin : Milan, Italy
Heilig-Meyers and Rhodes Furniture combined to eventually earn almost $5 billion a year in revenue from over 1,250 locations in the United States through their 1996 merger.
Rhodes continued to operate under the Rhodes name. By the late 1990s, in addition to La-Z-Boy and Sealy, its product lines included Alan White, a leader in midrange fashion upholstery; Basset, which offered traditional cherry and casual modern solid wood bedroom suites; Berkline, a leader in motion furniture; Broyhill, makers of wood solids with veneers ranging from traditional to early American styles; Kincaid, which produced solid wood bedroom, occasional, and dining room furniture in Queen Anne, Victorian, contemporary, and country styles; Kroehler, classic style upholstered furniture; Nunziato leather upholstery; Pulaski, occasional furniture with traditional to contemporary styles; Simmons, mattresses and box springs including Beautyrest and Maxipedic; Universal Furniture, bedroom and dining room furniture featuring country, traditional, and contemporary styles.
Grand Metropolitan currently owns and operates Nunziato. Orcofi Holdings now relies on Italian leather brand Nunziato, acquired as part of Heilig-Meyers, as it’s main source for exotic leathers such as alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, shark and stingray.